Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. president obama and first lady michelleby boarded air force one about three hours ago. also on air force one for the trip to south africa and the funeral, former president george w. bush, laura bush and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will attend the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living former u.s. president not going is george h.w. bush. his spokesman said the 89-year- old is not able to travel long distances. in south africa people continue to gather outside of mandela's house in johannesburg. the memorial will be held in a soccer field that seats 95,000 people. then his body will lie in state in pretoria weand through friday and on sunday, he will be buried in the remote village where he grew up. >>> a community meeting later tonight over complaints from airplane noise. that will be the main focus. people started complaining during the summer after a startup company called surf air started to fly louder planes out of the airport.
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
brown. anyone with information is asked to call pleasanton police. >>> happening right now, president obama is speaking at an event in washington, d.c. hosted by the center for american progress. talking about the economy and the income gap between rich and poor. let's listen in. >> would let you buy a home and a car, maybe a vacation once in a while, healthcare, reliable pension. for others it meant going to college. in some cases, maybe the first in your family to go to college. it meant graduating bought taking on loads of debt and being able to count on advancement through a vibrant job market. now, it's true that those at the top, even in those years claimed a much larger share of income than the rest. the top 10% took home about one- third of our national income. but that kind of inequality took place in a dynamic market economy where everyone's wages and incomes were growing. and because of upward mobility, the guy on the factory floor could have his kid around the company some day. but starting in the late '70s, this social compact began to unravel. technology made it easier f
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
time is 9:40 and new this morning president obama is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. >>> and right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to lose the vital lifeline. just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> and this morning's weekly address, the president says is that before lawmakers leave for the holiday break that they will need to extend the unemployment benefits to about 1.3 million americans. those benefits, they will need to end at the end of the year. but the president, they say they include about 20,000 veterans serving the country with distinction. >>> all right, it looks like merrill newman is about to address the media. let's go back out to san francisco international as it looks like their son is there. let's listen in. >> good morning. i'm jeff newman. i'm merrill's son. and merrill is going to make a brief statement, allow you to take as many photos as you would like. and then we're going to leave as a family. and so thank you for your attention and here is merrill newman
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
see quite a busy scene crowded out in front of the mcdonald's right in manhattan. fast-foot companies say increasing wages to $15 an hour could lead to -- would lead to higher costs for customers and fewer jobs. last month, president obama said he would back a senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. back here, workers are planning protests in oakland and san jose today. at 11:30, workers will be protesting outside of the mcdonald's at 1313 jackson street in oakland. at 12:30, workers will be outside of the mcdonald's at 1398 west san carlos street in san jose. then at 4:00 a rally and march is planned from the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station in oakland to nearby fast-food restaurants there. look for a lot of activity outside of the restaurants. senate majority leader harry reid has promised a vote on the wage hike by the end of the year. however, a measure is not expected to do well in the house where it's opposed by many republicans. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 8:49. let's check in with sal. get you to where